Originally the brainchild of Edward Dilworth Latta in the 1890s, Dilworth was Charlotte's first streetcar suburb. To attract residents and businesses to the suburb, Latta built a 90-acre park as an enticement. The community was constructed as a grid that centered on East Boulevard, welcoming families to turn-ofthe- century, Queen Anne, colonial revival and Craftsman architecture. Today, a new generation has discovered the charm and neighborliness of Dilworth with its treelined streets, front porches and inviting sidewalks. It continues to thrive as one of Charlotte's most historic and popular neighborhoods. Shops and restaurants add to the area's appeal.